By Skip Charles in Vegas
The Eagles offense has been aggressive and attacked the weakness of their opponent through the air in recent weeks.
Against Tennessee, Philly started the game with 19 passes in its first 23 plays. The Eagles jumped on the Titans early and forced them out of their game plan.
The Giants offense will have to answer consistently if they want to keep it close.
Since Week 8, Saquon Barkley has averaged only 3.32 yards per carry, getting stuffed at or behind the line of scrimmage on over 22% of his carries.
While rush defense appears to be the Eagles’ Achilles heel (at least on paper), it may be time to start adjusting their outlook moving forward. Over the past four weeks, they have a -7.3% DVOA against the run and have allowed opposing rushers to average only 3.73 yards per carry.
With Barkley not 100% healthy and the running game faltering, the onus may be on Daniel Jones to put up points against an Eagles defense that ranks second in pass DVOA.